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Small dog breeds usually not best choice for emotional support animals

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 10:05:51-04

A new look at emotional support animals this morning shows that some are going to be much better than others. 

Experts say some breeds just aren't in tune with human emotions. That would include hunting and gaming dogs. Those breeds tend to more focused on things that live outdoors.

There are a couple of exceptions though. Those breeds include Golden Retrievers and Labs.

For people who suffer from anxiety, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the most recommended breed. Or, a German Shepard. Both can sense when their owners are having a bad day and are able to help.

However, if you are a fan of small dogs, they usually are not the best support animals. 

Smaller breeds can be quite anxious themselves and can also be stubborn and resistant to training.